[permaculture] To burn or not?
hseaver at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 00:26:04 EDT 2008
I'd burn it, especially if you wait just a little until the
cool-weather grasses are coming out. Works great for prairies to kill
off the non-native grasses and weeds.
Plus the ash will "lime" your soil a bit, and the black help warm it
SArjuna at aol.com wrote:
> Some folks here have offerend a portion of an organic farm, on which to
> start a local community garden. The area is near the barn, and was probably
> last used to pasture livestock, so there should be some manure incorporated
> into it.
> The area has been unused for a few years, so presently has a heavy layer
> of last year's dried grass and weeds on it. We will have to plow it, in
> order to use it this year. The question is whether or not to burn this, to
> minimize the seeds that will be plowed in.
> What do you think? Burn or not?
> Shivani in WI
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